Latest North Dakota News

Wife: No reattaching man's hand lost in sausage grinder

Aug. 21, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The wife of a Jamestown man who severed a hand while making sausage in his garage believes the quick actions of emergency responders likely saved his life but says her husband will still lose the hand. There is no chance that doctors will be able to reattach the left hand of her...

North Dakota man severs hand while operating meat grinder

Aug. 20, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Police say a North Dakota man severed one of his hands while operating a meat grinder in his garage. Jamestown police officers were called to the home of 69-year-old Myron Schlafman on Friday afternoon. They applied a tourniquet to his arm and an ambulance crew took him to a...

Celtics' Kyrie Irving to visit reservation in North Dakota

Aug. 18, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving is set to visit the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, where his late mother was once part of the tribe. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will hold a ceremony for Irving on Thursday in honor of his first visit to the...

FCS powerhouse North Dakota State poised to keep its perch

Aug. 16, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — At least one ticket broker advertising upcoming events for the Fargo area is promoting prices at $68 for O.A.R., $71 for Jason Mraz, $90 for Toby Keith, $93 for LeAnn Rimes, $103 for Blink 182 — and $122 for the college football game between Delaware and North Dakota State....

North Dakota recreational pot measure approved for ballot

Aug. 14, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a public vote later this year. Proponents submitted more than the required 13,452 valid petition signatures to get a measure on the November general election ballot, Secretary of...

Police request funds for AR-15s in North Dakota city schools

Aug. 13, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Police in Bismarck, North Dakota, requested funding in the city's 2019 budget for equipment that includes AR-15 rifles for school resource officers. Bismarck Public Schools and the Bismarck Police Department plan to share the cost of purchasing nearly $26,000 worth of AR-15s, gun...

Company disputes complaint over refinery by national park

Aug. 9, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company planning an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota is asking state regulators to dismiss a complaint filed by environmental groups over the site. Meridian Energy Group made its request to the Public Service Commission on Wednesday,...

North Dakota Senate hopefuls chase the veterans' vote

Aug. 9, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — At the American Veterans club in Bismarck where former military men and others are drawn by camaraderie, card games and affordable gravy-laden lunch specials, there's no clear favorite in North Dakota's sharply contested U.S. Senate race. But when it comes to the barrage of television...

Completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline study delayed

Aug. 8, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal officials say it will take about three more weeks to wrap up an environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers had expected to finish by the end of this week. Justice Department attorneys have informed the court the work is now...

Judge refuses to reopen North Dakota pipeline security suit

Aug. 7, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge has refused to reopen a lawsuit that state regulators filed against a North Carolina-based private security firm accused of using heavy-handed tactics against people protesting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. Judge John Grinsteiner's decision Monday...